I really love this basic marinade. I use it all the time. I use it with salad recipes that call for chicken or just simple grilled chicken for dinner. It is really quick and I always have the ingredients on hand.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar or agave
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 medium garlic cloves. minced or pressed
2 tablespoons of water
Whisk together all ingredients and place in a zip-lock bag with chicken. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes turning half way through. Do not marinate longer than 1 hour as the lemon juice will change the texture of the chicken.